IAN ABEL BAND Releases Official Lyric Video for New Single, “Cerberus”!

Nashville, TN Based IAN ABEL BAND has released an official lyric video for their new single, “Cerberus.” Originally premiered on Blues Rock Review, “Cerberus” was filmed at the Troubadour by Mitch Parks.

“This song holds a special place in my heart,” says Ian. “While tracking guitars at Splendor 2 in Los Angeles, one of the legendary producers there lent us a vintage Gibson SG to use for the leads and rhythm. I could tell when I played it that there was magic in the feel of it and the sound it was producing.

Come to find out, that guitar was personally given to him by none other than Eric Clapton.

That took me back to when we tracked the drums at United Studio B (which has been home to juggernauts like Radiohead & Green Day). Before K-Swizzo one take’d Cerberus, we were drinking Bourbon on the square that Nancy Sinatra stood and sang ‘these boots were made for walking.’

This song is a haunting look at the darker side of a relationship’s end. The vibrations that once rattled that room and the ghosts of instruments past, I believe, can still be heard in this recording.” – IAN ABEL

Click HERE to Download / Stream “Cerberus” Online!

Originally from Louisville Kentucky singer, songwriter, and lead guitar player Ian Abel connected with New York drummer Kenny Schwartz and high school friend Westray Tackett in Los Angeles in early 2017. Together ,with the help of their friend and master audio engineer, Jon Graber, they began tracking an 11 song album in 2018 at United Recording.

The first song released from that recording session, titled “Shoes”, was licensed in May of 2019 to All Elite Wresting for a promotional video for the historic fight between Cody and Dustin Rhodes at the company’s inaugural pay-per-view, Double or Nothing.

Since then, Ian Abel Band added bassist Karthik Suresh, played the world famous Troubadour, relocated to Nashville, and worked again with Cody and AEW in November 2020 for Cody Rhodes vs Darby Allin at the pay-per-view, Full Gear.. Big guitars, big drums and even bigger hooks. That’s what the Ian Abel Band is all about.

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HUNT FOR HUNTER Release Official Music Video for “Let it Out”

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New York based, Symphonic Rock Band HUNT FOR HUNTER has released the official music for their single, “Let it Out.” Originally premiered on Tattoo.com was filmed and directed by ENGNRM.



“Let It Out has always been our most popular song, I think because it best represents the things that make us a unique band: complex arrangements, cool violin parts, high energy and honest lyrics. We wanted a video that would showcase the song while giving people who don’t know us an idea of what we’re like live, so we went with a simple performance video, using lighting tricks in post to emphasize the lyrical message and structure of the song. We were fortunate enough to work with some immensely talented people in the studio and behind the camera, and they really helped us bring this project to life.” – Hunt For Hunter

Click to Download “Let it Out” on iTunes

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Hunt for Hunter is a 4-piece symphonic rock band based in New York City. “Symphonic rock” may sound like an ambitious genre to claim, but this is a band that was explicitly formed with the intention of creating music without limits or boundaries. Originally conceived in 2014 as an acoustic folk duo by Ian Hunt (drums) and Michael Hunter (vocals/electric violin/keys), Hunt for Hunter found some initial success playing in small bars, cafés and colleges around the Northeast. They occasionally experimented with hiring additional players to play Hunter’s heavier, less folksy material, but lacking a clear sense of direction the band eventually came to a crossroads in the winter of 2018.

The choice was simple, to take the easy, safer path and continue on as a folk duo, or go for broke and attempt the impossible: form a successful, original rock ‘n roll band in NYC. They chose the latter, and as luck would have it, Chris Kelly (bass) and Patrick Brennan (guitar) were ready and waiting to sign on. All four members had actually played with each other before through their day jobs as professional freelance musicians. Equipped with a considerable level of proficiency and unified by their desire to play exciting, original music they began writing and rehearsing in earnest.

Drawing inspiration from diverse influences like Queens Of The Stone Age, Soundgarden, Radiohead, Nine Inch Nails, and more modern bands like Manchester Orchestra, The Dear Hunter and Nothing But Thieves, the quartet set upon their mission to create an ambitious yet accessible sound. The result is a band that successfully combines the raw emotion and energy of rock ‘n roll with the intricate orchestrations and virtuosity of classical music. Now poised to share their music with the world, Hunt for Hunter is proud to carry the label “symphonic rock.”



The Nearly Deads @Diesel on May 14th

Nashville based rock band called The Nearly Deads  will be releasing a new EP, Revenge of The Nearly Deads, on May 26th. The band is currently supporting the new record on tour which will include a show inPittsburgh at Diesel on May 14th.

The band is self-described as sounding like “Halestorm meets the Foo Fighters, with Courtney Love at the helm, if she could wail like Kelly Clarkson.” I think that description hits the nail on the head. This band is very fun! Check out their video for “My Evil Ways” which was released last fall: https://youtu.be/AutS-dYmvtc

The band exploded in 2011 with a video for their song “Never Look Back” which has gone on to garner 7.6 Million views. Since then the band has been on a steady rise performing alongside bands like IN This Moment, Halestorm and more. The new EP, is lining up to be a massive break for the band and I’d love to see if you’d be into being a part of their trajectory.
Watch the new video for “Diamond In The Rough”: https://youtu.be/cTPJkiniJo8
Based in the music mecca of Nashville TN, The Nearly Deads emit polished grit. Mixing the powerful pop vocals of singer Theresa Jeane with the aggressive grunge-inspired instrumentals of Steve Tobi, Javier Garza, Josh Perrone, and Kevin Koelsch, the band has managed to create a truly unique genre that not only gives a nod to gritty grunge, but brings it back in a way never heard before.
Evidence of this musical evolution came to fruition in the form of a breakthrough track called “Never Look Back”. Armed with a Zombie-infused music video that skyrocketed past 7 million views, NLB finds TND scratching the surface of a sound that fully comes into focus on their 11-song debut album, Invisible Tonight, available now!
From studio to stage to the written page, The Nearly Deads continue to forge a new path dotted by passion, charisma, talent, hard work, and messages of positivity and empowerment. The band’s genuine nature and generosity towards their supporters has fueled the ascension of their “Zombie Nation” of fandom.
Crowned victors in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest and a Converse Battle of the Bands competition, the band tours incessantly, with slots at prestigious festivals such as Vans Warped Tour, Summerfest, PrideFest and Journeys Backyard BBQ matched by shows with Halestorm, All-American Rejects, and a 2015 run on the Black Widow Tour with In This Moment, Butcher Babies, and Upon A Burning Body. This constant stream of success and activity has led to airplay on MTVu, MTV Hits, FUSE, BlankTV, Verizon FiOS and Vevo; features in Absolute Punk, Alt Press, ARTISTdirect, Outburn, PureVolume, Revolver, Rock Confidential and Substream and a #14 spot on Billboard’s Next Big Sound Chart.

NEXI Industries Adds ‘Must-Have’ Analog Chorus to Guitar Effects Pedal Collection

sp_view1_analogchorus_white_cALPHEN AAN DEN RIJN, NETHERLANDS  — Pure, lush and warm, the guitar tones of yesteryear are alive and well thanks to NEXI Industries’ new Analog Chorus (CHO-01) guitar effects pedal. The player can call on the Chorus for many different styles of music and whenever a rich, thicker sound is needed. It’s “warm syrup” without the stickiness, leaving the player in full control of the tone they want to achieve. Whether this effect is used to broaden the arpeggiated chords of an 80s classic or to add depth to a modern dance jam, the Analog Chorus is a versatile pedal that players will want on their board’s regular lineup.

A chorus pedal essentially gives the effect of more than one guitar playing by doubling the original sound and then putting it slightly out of time and tune. NEXI’s Analog Chorus pedal has three onboard controls that give the player flexibility in how they dial in their tone. The Speed knob makes the wavering sound effect faster or slower, while the Depth knob controls how much effect the player gets. Or, switch the Ultra Classic knob to “on” for a pure effect that’s reminiscent of the early days when the chorus became popularized by some of the era’s most influential bands, including Pink Floyd, The Police and U2.

Like all NEXI pedals, the Analog Chorus was designed by boutique effect pedal creators, the self-declared “Vintagesp_detail1_analogchorus Analog Protection Squad,” who are committed to providing a unique tone without compromise. All NEXI pedals are true bypass and hybrid, and all are tailor-made to plug ‘n play. That means the Analog Chorus can be used standalone with a 9V battery or plugged right into the external power supply of NEXI’s revolutionary pedal board. Aptly named “The Solution,” this heavy-duty board has a two-channel switch and three-step booster to satisfy every guitarist’s ego. It’s also equipped with covers that protect ports against dirt and beverage spills (splash-proof), a built-in tuner and power supply, and two charging docks for tablet or smartphone. Players can rock confidently, knowing that their board—and their Analog Chorus pedal—are safe and sound.


The Analog Chorus pedal may be steeped in nostalgia, but it’s built with the durability, convenience and compatibility today’s players are seeking—and at the €99.95 (approx. USD $105) price point they can afford. Get a closer look and hear a demo at https://nexi.eu/products/analog-chorus.

New LP from Racing Heart out tomorrow, streaming now at TLOBF

Racing Heart’s sophomore LP out tomorrow on Misra Records
Stream it in full at The Line of Best Fit

The second album of music by Mathias H. Tjønn as Racing Heart,What Comes After is a political record trying to be personal rather than preachy. It contains songs about society’s impotent solutions in the aftermath of The Great Recession (“Flogging a Dead Horse”), office visits to the power players of the world (“A Prayer from Our Leaders”), reports from the front lines of our endless conflicts with no clear enemies (“Squaring the Circle”) as well as tracks about all the rest of us caught in the crossfire.

Stream: Racing Heart – “Squaring the Circle”
via Soundcloud or BrooklynVegan

Produced by Hanne Hukkelberg, the album is a stark departure from Racing Heart’s debut record in both style and substance. Instead of looking inwards, they look outwards. Instead of being folk-based, they aim to meld acoustic instruments and synthesized sounds. This album has sharp edges. Genre-wiseWhat Comes After is an experimental pop album inspired by musicians such as David Sylvian, Winston Tong and John Foxx. Mixing some of the sounds of the early 80’s with a multitude of contemporary voices both real and artificial, What Comes Aftertries to make some sense of the way neoliberalism and its faceless language of finance-first has led us here.

Helped greatly by the creativity of musician Jenny Hval who contributes both lyrics and vocals, the songs are propelled by the drums and programming of Martin Langlie (Susanne Sundfør,Pantha du Prince). Recorded and mixed in Oslo, Norway and New York, What Comes After will be released digitally and as a phono postcard worldwide on Misra Records, September 16th 2016.

Racing Heart was formed in Brooklyn in 2010. Two years later, To Walk Beside that Ghost was released on Movemountains Records, with members from The War on Drugs, St. Vincent andSufjan Stevens’ bands joining the studio sessions.

Artist: Racing Heart
Album: What Comes After
Label: Misra Records
Release date: September 16, 2016



1. Flogging a Dead Horse
2. That Doubt Returns
3. Bargaining Chip
4. New Economy
5. Letters from the Compound
6. Sleep with My Fists Clenched
7. A Prayer from Our Leaders
8. New Economy (Slight Return)
9. Badlands
10. Squaring the Circle
11. What Comes After

“Oslo transplant and prime creative force Mathias Tjønn’s distant muse feels just as irrevocably lost asJustin Vernon‘s, though the elaborate wash of harmonies more closely recallsGrizzly Bear, Local Natives, or even Maps & Atlases. There’s an intricate allure in the interplay between Racing Hearts’ rippling auto-harp, precisely shaded drumming, and queasy analogue synths.” – SPIN

“…informed as much by classical baroque as ’70s AM gold, Nick Drake, and harmonious contemporaries likeGrizzly Bear and Bon Iver.” – A.V. Club

Watch: Racing Heart – “A Prayer From Our Leaders”
It’s refreshing, to say the least. – Impose


Mother Falcon To Release Radiohead’s “OK Computer” live

Watch Mother Falcon’s version of “Let Down” live on YouTube

“…a group that can juggle more than a dozen discrete components while still crafting impeccable, surprisingly airy three-minute pop songs.” – NPR

The band’s intricate orchestral arrangements segue with ease from passage to passage, and often, not to the place you might expect.”

The buzz that sets in at the beginning of Radiohead’s “Airbag” – in the original version a serrating guitar riff, amplified by Mother Falcon’s string section – comes on like a swarm of ferocious bees. If you’ve had the pleasure to see this Austin’s indie rock ensemble’s live rendition, know exactly what that means and what vigorous, hauntingly complex story is about to unfold. The band’s uniquely intense interpretations of Radiohead has become a legendary part of experiencing Mother Falcon live. So it is with great pleasure that the band prepares to release their live adaptation of OK Computer for the world to enjoy.

The young group, comprised of a rotating ensemble of 15 to 20 musicians, boasts three cellos, six violins, horns a plenty, several pianos, a bassoon and a glockenspiel – which created a huge buzz during SXSW 2013 and received praise from NPRUSA Today,NYLONPaste, and more for their latest album You Knew. Relentless touring throughout 2013 garnered additional press accolades; along the way Mother Falcon collaborated with a wide range of artists, including Amanda Palmer, Alejandro Escovedo, Jherek Boschoff, Ben Sollee and Tony Trishka.

This new recording accentuates how beautifully Mother Falcon thrives in their live performances. “We’d never really performed many covers in the past, and so this was our first serious engagement with the work of other artists”, says Maurice Chammah of the band. “At our summer camp, we had taught students how to cover songs, but we’d never done it as Mother Falcon. By facing the challenge of translating music that’s heavy on electronics and guitar solos into our orchestral palette, we gained a lot of self-reflection about how we construct our own music. Some of our renditions sound pretty similar to the original tracks, but in some cases, like on the songs ‘Let Down’ and ‘The Tourist,’ we tried to extract the essential elements of the music and reinvent them into something distinctly our own.” These performances have not only won over audiences across the US, but they were also cited as one of Bob Boilen’s “15 Essential Moments From SXSW 2013” and Stephen Thompson’s “favorite young band of the festival’s opening night.”

With their release of Radiohead’s OK Computer on March 18, Mother Falcon takes another ambitious step forward.

Don’t miss Mother Falcon in Austin in March and on Tour now! 
02/18 San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
02/19 Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
02/25 San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
02/26 Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
02/27 San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel for Noisepop 2014
02/28 Davis, CA @ Veteran’s Memorial
01/03 Fresno, CA @ Audies Olympic

SXSW Dates:

3/10, 11 pm Austin, TX @ Spider House Patio, “That Little Party”
3/12, 5.30 pm Austin, TX @ Spider House Ballroom, “UNITY Party”
3/13, 11.30 pm Austin, TX @ Central Presbyterian Church, “Red Ryder Official Showcase”
3/15, 3 pm Austin, TX @ Peckerheads on 6th St, “The Duture of Pop Music”
3/15, 5.30 pm Austin, TX @ Austin Convention Center, “Brooklyn Vegan Presents Flatstock”


Mother Falcon Releases “Airbag” (Radiohead Cover) Video

“Airbag” (Radiohead Cover) Video 

“…a group that can juggle more than a dozen discrete components while still crafting impeccable, surprisingly airy three-minute pop songs.” – NPR

The band’s intricate orchestral arrangements segue with ease from passage to passage, and often, not to the place you might expect.”

Austin has seen a number of solid orchestral pop and rock outfits in recent years, but perhaps none have created more buzz than Mother Falcon. The young group – which is comprised by a rotating group of 15 to 20 musicians, and boasts three cellos, six violins, horns a plenty, several pianos, a bassoon and a glockenspiel – released their new album You Knew on May 7th to praise from NPRUSA TodayNYLONPaste, and more. Having already developed a cult following in their native Austin, the band took to the road this month to spread their ethereal, genre-breaking sound to audiences along the east coast. Their two NYC residencies—one at Joe’s Pub, and one at Brooklyn’s Littlefield—wrap up this week with the band covering Radiohead’s iconic OK Computer at each venue! They’ll also hit Burlington, VT & Providence, RI before heading out to the west coast in August.

It is clear that Mother Falcon thrives in their live performances. Not only has the band won over audiences across the US, but they were also cited as one of Bob Boilen’s “15 Essential Moments From SXSW 2013” and Stephen Thompson’s “favorite young band of the festival’s opening night.” To get a sneak peek at their dynamic live performance, you can check out the band covering Radiohead’s “Airbag” in a new video that premiered with WNYC today or HERE.

Mother Falcon originally began as an afterschool jam among a handful of orchestra students looking for a more creative outlet than reading sheet music. It wasn’t long before that snowballed into an organic band made up of individuals who aren’t afraid to explore their varied musical influences. In their two years together, the collective has managed to craft a signature soundscape, blending traditional rock elements and whirling horns with strings that dominate and dance behind emotive vocal turns. The densely layered tracks are led by the distinctive croon of Tamir Kalifa against harmonies between members Nick Gregg and Claire Puckett.

Stay tuned for more from Mother Falcon coming soon, and be sure to catch the band live in your city!

Mother Falcon on Tour 
6/25: Brooklyn, NY @ Littlefield (OK Computer set)
6/27: Burlington, VT @ Nectar’s
6/28: Providence, RI @ The Columbus Theater
6/30: New York, NY @ Joe’s Pub (OK Computer set)
8/3: Tucson, AZ @ Solar Culture
8/5: Hollywood, CA @ School Night
8/9: San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
8/13: Los Angeles, CA @ Largo at The Coronet
8/16: San Francisco, CA @ Hotel Utah Saloon
8/17: Davis, CA @ Sophia’s Thai Kitchen
8/19: Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
8/20: Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile Cafe


The Soulful Kendra Morris Covers Radiohead + Announces Mockingbird LP, 7/30



On July 30th, Wax Poetics Records will release Mockingbird the anticipated sophomore long player from rising NYC soul-siren Kendra MorrisMockingbird finds Morris giving a soul-infused makeover to 14 classic songs that span the past five decades. The first single off the forthcoming LP is the Pink Floyd classic “Shine On You Crazy Diamond,” which brought Morris to the fore due to its inclusion in the trailer for the 2013 Colin Farrell film, Dead Man Down. In addition to Pink FloydMockingbird finds Morris and her prolific band—headed by guitarist/producer Jeremy Page—infusing their distinct soul into songs by Radiohead, David Bowie, the Rolling Stones, Bettye Lavette, Lou Reed, Soundgarden, the Proclaimers, the Beach Boys, Metallica, and more.

Wall Street Journal’s SpeakEasy has debuted the first taste of Mockingbird offering up Morris’s take onRadiohead’s “Karma Police.”
Morris released her long player of original songs, Banshee, in the summer of 2012 on Wax Poetics Records. “Although she could be compared to Amy Winehouse, Adele, and Joss Stone,” says Interview Magazine, “the best analogy for Morris might be a modern-day Janis Joplin.” Packed with singles like “Concrete Waves,” “If You Didn’t Go,” and “Pow,” the album is currently gaining traction overseas with a recent Japanese domestic release and European release due in the fall of 2013. To follow up Banshee, Wax Poetics is readying the release ofMockingbird, which as mentioned, is comprised of covers of popular rock and soul songs.
“I think doing covers is great, because it turns people onto an artist that maybe they would have never taken the time to listen to. I have always loved doing covers, because it is a way to breathe a new life into something that I respect,” says the singer who grew up listening to soul records and harmonizing with her mother in the car. “I think it is important to pay respect to the creator; however, it is so important to bring your own vision to it as well.”
Morris grew up imbued with a sense of music—her parents played in bands together, and she often broke into their cabinets full of vinyl to listen to their favorite records. As Marvin Gaye, the Spinners, War, Stevie Wonder, Jackson 5, and the Temptations washed over her, they soon became hers too. She sang along to her favorite albums with a voice she discovered soon after she learned how to talk.
After moving to New York in 2003 (with a short-lived all-girl rock band), Morris began making solo demos and gigging around town with a Sharp GF-777—the Holy Grail of boom boxes made famous by ’80s hip-hop (and, namely, Run-DMC)—lugging the gallant silver stallion that she used as an amp, in addition to her loop pedals and guitars, all over the Lower East Side. Soon after releasing a handful of bedroom recordings, she met and began collaborating with producer Jeremy Page. They instantly found common ground and released a self-titled EP in 2010. “I think Jeremy Page and I have worked very well together because he is an extremely visual person as well,” Morris says. “When he creates the sounds in a track, they often have a very cinematic feel. I can close my eyes, and every instrument he’s added reminds me of a time and a place.”
The hallmark of a true songwriter covering another artist’s song comes with sampling and reimagining certain parts. Something that Morris relates to another one of her artistic expressions. “The more I dive into this career, the more I have been learning about myself, both as a writer, a vocalist, and a performer,” she says. “I think as a creative person, all areas of art take hold of me. I find it so helpful to work on a collage for an afternoon and then go back and write a song, as the layering of a collage and creating this fantasy world out of found photographs is a lot like building the vocals on a track: adding an influence here or there, hearing a part that reminds me of a scene from a movie I just watched, or the way the air felt and smelled at the fair. I constantly write music with a visual in my head.”


1. Space Oddity   (David Bowie)
2. As Long as I’ve Got You    (The Charmels)
3. Miss You   (The Rolling Stones)
4. Walk on By   (Dionne Warrick)
5. Shine On Your Crazy Diamond   (Pink Floyd)
6. Wicked Game   (Chris Isaak)
7. Im Gonna Be (500 Miles)   (The Proclaimers)
8. Karma Police   (Radiohead)
9. Ride the Lightening   (Metallica)
10. Cry Me a River   (Bettye Lavette)
11. Walk on the Wild Side   (Lou Reed)
12. Black Hole Sun   (Soundgarden)
13. Dont Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder)    (The Beach Boys)
14. No Love (But Your Love)   (Johnny Mathis)
“Wicked Game” (Chris Isaak)

“Concrete Waves” (off of Banshee, original song)

“A lush, moody mix of neo-soul” – NPR

“‘Concrete Waves’ [is a] soulful, seductive track.” – Rolling Stone

“Up-and-coming blue-eyed-soul singer…” Billboard

“Her single ‘If You Didn’t Go’ [is] a gorgeously dissonant downtempo cut that’s the perfect soundtrack for a sad, sun-dappled desert day.” – MTV Buzzworthy

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Other Lives Premiere “Tamer Animals” On Pitchfork

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Having wrapped up a successful spring tour, including dates supporting Radiohead, Other Lives are pleased to announce a new remix of their single “Tamer Animals” by Atoms For Peace. Listen to the premiere of “Tamer Animals” (Atoms For Peace Remix) on Pitchfork now. Vinyl & digital release of the remix will be available August 6th on 50 Weapons. Other Lives are currently on tour in the UK & will be heading off to Japan & China in August before returning to the US & Canada for a full tour this fall with supporting act Indians. Look out for a new Other Lives EP this fall on tbd records (US) / PIAS (Worldwide).

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What other people are saying:

MOJO: “More visceral, muscular, affecting and energizing than their recorded output has so far implied, Other Lives’ rendering of their deft and sophisticated soundworld is revelatory stuff.”

The Guardian: “On record, Other Lives have a spectacularly luscious and vivid sound: almost every rave review of their second album, Tamer Animals, reached for the adjective “cinematic” to describe the richness of its arrangements.”

The Independent: “Americana’s latest high-plains drifters swoon and swagger through a stately, widescreen display of Morricone mood-scapes and pioneer poetry.”

Fourth & Main: “It’s not just fans and critics who are luxuriating in their wistful harmonies and epic panoramas of sound; Bon Iver and Radiohead have both fallen under Other Lives’ spell and so will you..”

Filter 89%: “Other Lives have managed to pull off a feat more remarkable than releasing a few engaging tunes—they’ve created an album. A dark mediation on man’s relationship with beasts, Tamer Animals highlights the band’s ability to skirt precious by painting with the dark hues of cello, bassoon, piano, guitar and Jesse Tabish’s Lennon-by-way-of-Wainwright vocals. Tamer Animals proves that more of less isn’t just memorable—it’s damn near magical.”

Pitchfork: “meticulously written and arranged and, at times, vividly cinematic. In the wrong hands, this music could feel labored or overstuffed, but thanks to the makeshift orchestra’s shaggy ringleader, Jesse Tabish, these wistful Americana-styled tracks (influenced by Tabish favorites Sigur Rós and Godspeed You! Black Emperor) rarely feel forced. Instead of the big studio sound of their self-titled debut, Tamer Animals feels organic and lovingly crafted, a record whose lushness often invites you to simply collapse into it.”

Paste Magazine: “In 2009, we called Other Lives self-titled record “criminally underrated.” Now the band has a new record called Tamer Animals slated for a May 10 release on TBD Records/White Iris Records, and we’re determined to help get them the attention they deserve. ”

KCRW: “Oklahoma’s Other Lives have just put the finishing touches on a truly sensational sophomore release, ‘Tamer Animals’. Lush and haunting”

Consequence Of Sound: “Expect your hairs to stand on end or expect to shed a tear and not know why. Simply feel inspired, because you can’t help but be taken on a journey upon listening.”

Absolute Punk 95 %: “Tamer Animals, the sophomore full-length from Oklahoma based quintet Other Lives is a beautiful and equally powerful listen.”

JERMAINE ROGERS Prize Pack Contest Featuring Led Zeppelin and Foo Fighters Art

CLUTTER MEDIA GROUP and CLUTTER MAGAZINE once again team up with an amazing artist to bring their fans/collectors opportunity to expand their collections with specialty items, toys and artwork. This time, CLUTTER MEDIA GROUP and CLUTTER MAGAZINE are in cahoots with famed artist JERMAINE ROGERS for a very special FACEBOOK CONTEST, running now until Friday May 25th, 2012. The winner of this contest will be chosen at random and will receive a special limited edition (1 of 40) print by Jermaine Rogers that celebrates the anniversary of Led Zeppelin 4, as well as an Allepin Sane vinyl bust, created from a poster he designed for the Foo Fighters and produced by Plastic City Toys.

Jermaine Rogers is recognized as one of the pivotal artists in the modern resurgence of Gig/ Pop poster Art. In the last 15 years, he has created nearly 900 commissioned works for a variety of artists, including Radiohead, David Bowie, Tool, Deftones, Morrissey, The Melvins, Neil Young, The Mars Volta, Public Enemy, The Black Keys, Queens Of The Stone Age, and hundreds of others. His artwork has been featured in various books and publications, and is in the permanent collection of the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame. Since 2003, he has also been a player in the Western Vinyl and Art Toy movement. His vinyl projects include Dero, Squire, and Veil: Specimen 129, among others. These works, as well as his various collaborations with Jamungo, KidRobot, StrangeCo, etc, have received critical praise within the industry and are collected worldwide.